This is a beautiful place. Seriously.
I’ve visited dozens of countries and hundreds of cities, and I’ve never found a place as magical as rural, central Italy. The hilltowns are sleepy or they’re lively (depending on if there is a festa that day), but they’re never ugly. The history of the places we visit practically ooze out of the very stones, every corner, every brick, is steeped in history. And the quality of the light I have found in no other place in the world.
We love it here.